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Lot of 2 United Netherlands "rider" ducatoons (Zeeland 1761 and Utrecht 1770) recovered from the sto

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Silver Coins - Great Britain-Venezuela Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 500.00 USD
Lot of 2 United Netherlands  rider  ducatoons (Zeeland 1761 and Utrecht 1770) recovered from the sto
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This item SOLD at 2010 Oct 23 @ 12:15UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Lot of 2 United Netherlands "rider" ducatoons (Zeeland 1761 and Utrecht 1770) recovered from the stomach of an alligator in 1815. 52.3 grams total. Both coins heavily worn (G-VG) but contrastingly toned, not really of numismatic value so much as curious artifacts due to the circumstances of their recovery (see accompanying note). with old note in script handwriting that reads: "These two Duccatoons were found, together with a silver rial, in the stomach of an alligator caught in a Malayan river, in 1815. Part of the socket of a knee-bone of a human-being was discovered at the same time."